Nearly 1 in 10 oppose interracial marriage, UMass poll finds

Nearly 1 in 10 oppose interracial marriage, UMass poll finds

Roughly one in 10 Americans oppose marriage between people of different races, a new poll from the University of Massachusetts Amherst found.

Seeking to gauge Americans’ support of same-sex marriage, the UMass researchers also sampled views on interracial marriage. Their results, released Wednesday morning, showed that while 90% of people support the right of two people of different races to marry, 9% oppose it more than a half-century after the Supreme Court struck down bans on marriage between races. The poll also found that 66% of the country supports the right of two people of the same sex to marry, consistent with the results from a UMass poll in May.

More than seven years have passed since the Supreme Court declared laws banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional nationwide. At the time of the court’s ruling, same-sex marriage had roughly 60% national support, a survey from Gallup, one of the nation’s top polling firms, found. A Gallup poll from May placed that number at 71% of the county.

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